new photo book features solange-inspired testimony from 61 black women about their ‘seat at the table’

June 12, 2017

Seher Sikander is a New York-based photographer & creative architect whose latest project, Testimonies From the Table, is a collection of portraits and firsthand narratives “honoring the lived experiences of 61 diverse black women in America.” Inspired by Solange’s race-themed album, A Seat at the Table, and her follow up interdisciplinary performance piece at the Guggenheim Museum, ‘An Ode To’, the Pakistani artist’s project features instant film photos and handwritten statements from each of the participants in an endeavor to foster community, solidarity, healing, and awareness.

You can fill out a form to request a physical copy (made from high-resolution scans) here, and a free digital version is also available for download! Check out some of the images from the photo book below: